Do you Zooma? (a running giveaway) (updated)

Winner winner chicken dinner!  Ann G, you are the lucky winner of this wonderful giveaway.  I will email you with the promo code for your race entry.  Congrats and get running : ).  Lisa

Not Zumba.

Zooma.

As in the Zooma Women’s Race Series.  Half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K (3.1 miles), and/or 10K (6.2 miles)  races in four cities across the United States. 

You might be wondering, what exactly is this *Zooma* thing all about?  About Zooma:  

Imagine a powerful sea of women on the move–encouraging fellow runners and celebrating personal running triumphs.  Picture a post-race party and expo all wrapped up in one memorable “after-party expo” where these strong goal-oriented women come together for well-deserved partying and pampering.  This is ZOOMA Women’s Race Series presented by New Balance.

ZOOMA Women’s Race Series is an exciting new concept in women’s running that celebrates the power and beauty of all women.

  • Purpose is to promote women’s and girls’ health and fitness by encouraging them to participate in a challenging and fun running event
  • Pampering amenities and exciting entertainment with a “girls’ weekend” atmosphere
  • Inaugural event held in Annapolis, MD on June 1, 2008 attracted over 1,600 runners
  • ZOOMA welcomes both men and women to participate in all ZOOMA events.

Back up. 

A race designed for women (but men are welcome to race, too!), celebrating our triumphs, our beauty and each other?  I AM SOLD.  I am already in love with running but to be able to share that with others in a race environment while celebrating just how wonderful and powerful our bodies are just sounds magical to me. 

So when Zoomaput out a call for applicants for the Zooma Austin Ambassador-ship, I answered.  Apparently, they liked what I had to say ( I snowed them, didn’t I?!!!) and I, along with 5 other lovely ladies, make up the Zooma Austin Ambassador Team.

Here’s a group picture from our first group run last weekend here in Austin (my first group run E-V-E-R.  Sidenote: I have NOT mastered running long distances AND talking at the same time.  Just so you know.  In due time, right?).  I’m smack dab in the middle, with the pink 13.1 Bondi Band.

So you might be wondering what this has to do with you.

I am registered already for the ZoomaAustin Half Marathon on April 16th.

I was wondering if any of you might like to WIN a free race entry for the Zooma race of your choosing?

Anyone?  Anyone? (look up above for the four race locations). For any of you who have paid for race race registrations before, you know that winning one for FREE is way better than paying for it. IJS.   If you win, you can use your FREE race entry for either the 5k, 10k or half marathon registration- you choose!

That’s right- I have ONE FREE race registration to giveaway to ONE lucky reader and you get to choose the race location and the race length (5K, 10K or half marathon).

You might be thinking- I am new to running or I can barely walk three miles or the thought of running a half marathon scares me.  You can do it with dedication, desire and discipline- pinkie promise!  Plus, we’ll be there along the way to support, motivate and encourage you along the way.

Anyhoo, TO ENTER:

  1. Leave a comment telling us a little something about your running experience, what race you might like to do, and whatever else you might like.
  2. For an additional entry, follow Zooma on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.  Be sure to mention @shrinkingjeans and @zoomarun.
  3. For one more entry, like Zooma Women’s Race Series on Facebook and tell all your Facebook friends about this giveaway for an extra entry. Come back here and leave a comment with a link to your profile.
  4. Giveaway ends on Friday, March 4th at midnight PST. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Saturday March 5th.

So tell me- are you ready to Zooma?

Disclaimer: Giveaway provided by Zooma Women’s Race Series.  We were not monetarily compensated for this post in any shape or form : ).

P.S. For any of you who already know that you want to run a Zooma race regardless of this giveaway, I have a promo code that you can use to get $10 off the half marathon or 5K/10K.  I will post the promo codes in a separate post!

P.P.S. Our Weight Watchers Cookbook giveaway ends tonight at 12am PST.

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  • Tryn2bfit

    Wow this looks so nice!!

    I am jealous once again why can’t we have cool things like this in Boston??? :(

  • Anonymous

    I want to do this Austin5k Zooma race and be there watching you shine in your 1/2 marathon! I also am ready to push myself in this kind of “out of town” race with LOTS of people!
    My running experience is VERYlimited but it’s getting better. I STILL haven’t run a FULL 5K but I’m hopeful that it will be done at the next 5k (which I want to be this Zooma race). I have participated in 2 “official” 5K’s and I participated in this year’s virtual 5K with ya’ll.
    I’m taking to hubby about this race and his response was, “we will see how business goes over the next couple of months”, so this might help him say YES!!

    • Lisa

      Ann, you’re the winner for this awesome giveaway. Check your email!

  • Anonymous
  • http://www.jeninreallife.com/ jeninRL

    There isn’t one near me =(

  • http://amandainbalance.wordpress.com/ Amanda

    I liked Zooma on FB

  • http://amandainbalance.wordpress.com/ Amanda

    I liked Zooma on FB

  • http://amandainbalance.wordpress.com/ Amanda

    I’ve only done a 5K, but am running a 4 mile in a few weeks and then starting to train for a 10 miler. I’d love to do the race in Annapolis.

  • http://amandainbalance.wordpress.com/ Amanda

    I’ve only done a 5K, but am running a 4 mile in a few weeks and then starting to train for a 10 miler. I’d love to do the race in Annapolis.

  • Anonymous

    I’m friends on Facebook now, too! Here is my post from my profile!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1229342770

  • Anonymous

    I would love to come and do Austin!

  • Anonymous

    I liked Zooma on FB

  • Anonymous

    I started running last May. It’s still incredibly hard for me. I would love to go to the Atlanta 5k race. It’s close to home. I could spend the night the night before and then spend the whole day having fun.

  • Anonymous
  • EnduranceIsntOnlyPhysical

    I’m entering…hoping to win for my mother. :) She keeps hinting she’d love to run this. It would be fun to have my mom join us!

  • EnduranceIsntOnlyPhysical

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted :)

  • EnduranceIsntOnlyPhysical

    And I like on Facebook

    and linked on my blog

  • Steel Springs

    I would love to run the half in CO. I wanted to do it last year, but the cost kept me away. It looks like a fun race in a great location! I’ve run two half marathons in the year or so that I’ve been running and I can’t wait to do another one. Thanks for hosting the awesome giveaway!

  • Steel Springs

    I tweeted about the giveaway and am now a follower of Zooma (@runsteelsprings).

  • http://twitter.com/Debra_Serrins Debra Serrins

    I ran my first half-marathon yesterday! It was awesome but not as fast as I want. I want to do another but faster!

  • http://twitter.com/Debra_Serrins Debra Serrins

    I just tweeted about the giveaway.

  • http://anotherstepandanother.blogspot.com/ Mary P.

    I would love love LOVE to do the 5k in Annapolis, which is only about 30 minutes away from where I live! I set a goal to do a 5k a month in 2011 and this race would “count” for my June race!

  • Mary P.

    I tweeted about this awesome giveway @FiddlersBride

  • Mary P.

    And last but not least, here is the link to my FB post
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077852844

  • http://twitter.com/sarahlynton Sarah Lynton

    Gosh, I would love to win entry to the Zooma 1/2!! I live in Austin and have been contemplating registering.

  • http://smartstrongsexy.blogspot.com Brooke F

    i’m game for the hotlanta half marathon!

  • http://smartstrongsexy.blogspot.com Brooke F

    i’m game for the hotlanta half marathon!

  • http://smartstrongsexy.blogspot.com Brooke F
  • http://smartstrongsexy.blogspot.com Brooke F
  • http://smartstrongsexy.blogspot.com Brooke F
  • Sandals

    Hi my name is Sandy, I am doing the Heathy Hutto Wellness Challenge and I just found out about Zooma last night. I am not a runner, but I want to continue my wellness journey and participating in the 5k would be a good challenge for me. Austin would be my location of choice.

  • Sandals

    Hi my name is Sandy, I am doing the Heathy Hutto Wellness Challenge and I just found out about Zooma last night. I am not a runner, but I want to continue my wellness journey and participating in the 5k would be a good challenge for me. Austin would be my location of choice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sandy-Workman-Zoellner/1638428945 Sandy Workman Zoellner

    Just signed up on FB too!

  • http://www.a-mc2.blogspot.com Amanda-The Turtle Won.

    I would love to go to Annapolis. My friends live near there and would run with me. So far both of my half marathons have been women’s races and I would love for all 50 states to be women’s races. I love the energy at these events. *fingers crossed*

  • http://www.a-mc2.blogspot.com Amanda-The Turtle Won.

    I like Zooma on FB.

  • http://www.a-mc2.blogspot.com Amanda-The Turtle Won.

    I follow Zooma on Twitter.

  • http://www.a-mc2.blogspot.com Amanda-The Turtle Won.

    I shared on Twitter.

  • http://www.a-mc2.blogspot.com Amanda-The Turtle Won/

    I shared on fb!

  • Carmen

    My running experience is nonexistent…I am trying to get started walking and then eventually run. I am in awe of some ladies in my community that have been running marathons. I don’t think I can do that…but I am ready to train and actually RUN a 5K. I have walked 2, but I am ready to run.

  • Carmen
  • Mom2mygirls

    I have never run a organized race. Quite frankly I run disorganized all by myself. I recently started the couch 2 5 k program (again). I am over weight with some future goals of health and wellness When I had set my goal to run a 5k this was the one I wanted to do. I have had set backs, sick kids, and life that got in my way.
    I want to try, best thing would be a free registration! I am outside of Austin, so that one would be perfect.

    Thanks,
    Kristin

  • Joy

    I’m planning on running the 5K in Austin. I have never run a 5K before but have been training over the last few months.

  • Madison

    I plan to run the Austin ZOOMA half marathon! This is my very first official race and I’m really excited about it. I’ve been training with some of my youth church leaders for the past couple of weeks. I used to play volleyball for my high school team and I ran track but never 13.1 miles! I’m getting ready to go to college in the next few months and don’t have that much money to spare, so it would be REALLY awesome if I won! Thanks Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans!

  • Madison
  • Katherine

    I started running three years ago at age 40 and want to do a marathon some day, hopefully before I turn 45. Running this race in Austin would be a great stepping stone towards that goal. Thanks

  • Natalie

    My running experience is off and on. I have only done one race, and I’m finally at a point in my life where I am ready for MORE! I know I could do the 5k. If I win the free entry, I promise to push myself to the 10k. :)

  • Lnagel105

    I was hoping to find a coupon code for the Annapolis race. Anyone have ideas about this?

  • Kerinmurphy

    Hi! Does anyone know if there is a coupon code for the COLORADO SPRINGS 1/2 marathon?
    Thanks! I appreciate any help!
    K

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.mondragon Rachel Mondragon

    I’ll be participating in the Colorado Springs, CO Zooma half marathon with a good friend from my church and some of her friends from a PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) group. I’ve run the Bolder Boulder a few times and this will be the first half marathon. It’s given me new incentive to walk more and a nice excuse to walk with my friend.